Obit - John Srnenky, 1899
Shiner Gazette, 14 Jun 1899
RAGING AT LA GRAN GE.
A Man Drowned -- Rise of Twenty Feet and Still Booming.
LaGrange , Texas , June 8. – The Colorado river is rising rapidly. There has been a twenty-foot rise so far at 6 p. m. The ferry boat at Winchester came through here this afternoon. Several attempts to capture it were unsuccessful.
John Srnenky, a Bohemian 54 years of age, in an attempt with others to capture it seven miles up the river was drowned.
Bridge timber of the Smithville bridge also went down. The current is very swift and carrying a continuous mass of driftwood. The river is still rising.
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